Pinoy Guide: Touristy Tips while in Toronto, Canada

Technically my 9-days trip to Canada doesn’t guarantee I am an expert of getting around to places there and with the limited time we had, there are still more places to see (maybe when we come back to visit) – These are the basic what to do, what to know or what I can suggest If you guys are tourist like me visiting Toronto.

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  1. The weather

Lovely summer weather when we visited “The best season to visit Canada”  ( around June- August)

If you lived your entire life in Asia (For me in the middle east) or a tropical country like the Philippines, the summer at Toronto is like our winter in the Middle East. Sunny + cold breeze, maybe I’m not just used to It since I’ve been living in the Philippines for 6 years.

2. OOTDs/Outfits

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My OOTDs that I’ve packed are cute shorts, leggings and comfy shoes (lot’s of walking) – I brought doll shoes, rubber shoes and chunky sandals. I had cute tops plus good thing I was able to bring a robe(cover ups), kimono cardigans and bomber jacket in case it gets cold- wished I packed more and I wished I brought my leather jackets. I brought my favorite rompers since they are so comfy and stylish to wear and 1 or 2 dresses in case of any occasion (better to be prepared).

The weather sometimes can be warm then suddenly it’ll be cold(interchanges). Summer is the best time to go around Toronto as the locals say- Summer last for 3 months. Another thing days are longer than nights- you may wonder at 8pm it feels like 2pm.

3. Travel Essentials on the GO

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    • Gadgets, like your phone and good thing I brought my mirrorless camera- it’s so lighter compare to my DSLR. Ofcourse we Pinoys do “Selfie Time” and those instagram worthy moments/places.Don’t forget to charge your powerbanks too!
    • Sunblock / BB Cream with SPF for the face (Good thing, I brought Belo BB Cream and Sunexpert)
    • Sunglasses/ Shades and Cap/Hat
    • Make-up (for girls), I brought my primer, powder and lippie – natural look.
  • Light Snacks and Water
  • Perfume pod- portable perfume holder
  • Handy Hand Lotion, moisturizer and facial mist
  • Tissue/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer
  • Body Glide – Lifesaver for girls with thick thighs. To prevent friction between the legs after a long day of walking/activities. Discovered this genius hack from my cousin’s girlfriend.
  • Map

Money tip: We traded our pesos to dollars in the Philippines then bought Canadian dollars when we were in Canada.

4. Mode of Transportation

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Bus and Underground Trains (I remembered paying tokens but you can buy tickets) – very accessible and affordable. I still need getting use too with the transfers. During rush hour it can be jam-packed but not like the situation of the MRT/LRT in the Philippines #mammogram #sardinas

There are times that it can be traffic especially rush hour but it’s tolerable and its moving guys. The patience I developed in the Philippines was handy during times like these.

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Trivia: In a CAR- When driving around everybody should wear a SEATBELT- It is the RULE.

5. WI-FI

There is wifi available ANYWHERE. <3

6. Food

There are lots of food establishments around Toronto, you just really have to do your research. They have everything in Toronto- If you’re lucky there maybe a food festival close by. For us we were practical and to be on the healthy side we didn’t go for fast food much before going out we eat at home. We would cook Filipino dishes, grilled burgers, bake French fries and my Tita is an excellent cook.

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“Poutine”

When I got there, people were recommending that I try the “Poutine”. My friends brought me to St. Louis bar and grill (Legit poutine at Scarborough). First thing , BIG servings cost like around 12-14 Canadian dollars- definitely  worth it. Poutine , big chucky fries drenched in gravy and cheese curds- not the healthiest but it’s worth trying since you are in Canada.

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Tim Hortons are almost everywhere! – Famous Canadian coffee, good to pair with their yummy selection of donuts. I usually order Iced Coffee and my friend suggested I add extra base for it to be sweet. Don’t worry Pinoys, may starbucks din naman but it is not as massive as Tim Hortons. A lot of Milk Tea places too, haven’t tried one while I was there. I was more into coffee since a friend said that Canadian coffee is the best.

Breakfast, usually Canadians are into bread (missed eating bagels ) / toast/waffles/ pancakes and cereals.

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My cousins brought me to Five Guys, my friend told me it originated at Louisiana known for using peanut oil in cooking their burgers and fries. You can customize your burger with the toppings and sauce and they also have a veggie burgers. Noticed a lot of pizza parlors – and they are cheesy soulful.

Trivia: In restaurants after dining when you decide to take home your leftovers – “Do it yourself ” (they hand you  boxes so you pack your own food) and clean as you go.

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Cafe Dimitri

For dessert, my cousins brought me to Café Dimitri so heavenly ice cream desserts- good for sharing.

Since I love chocolates, In Canada their famous chocolatier is Purdy’s – known for their hedgehog chocolates. (Pasalubong idea)

7. Shopping

    • You get good deals in outlet rather in malls.

Tip: You can check the clearance section for better deals and also coupons 🙂

    • Wholesale prices at COSTCO that you buy in bulks and free food samples! They also serve food, so HUGE servings.
    • IKEA , unleashing your inner Tita – furniture shopping! They also serve food at IKEA, everything 1 Canadian Dollar ish, the servings are just alright J
  • For Beauty junkees, at Sephora – the premium brands are cheaper compare to PH.

TRIVIA: Kiosk make-up brands here in the Philippines can be purchased at the grocery/over the counter.

  • Pasalubongs

There are lot of souvie shops around

    • Tip: To save you can go to DOLLARAMA (1 Dollar store)

Buy chocolates other treats at Walmart or get bulk deals at COSTCO

8. TOURIST SPOTS

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Downtown!

 

Most of the known tourist spots are at DOWNTOWN- it’s like Time Square, New York City. (We took a train ride and got off at Dundas station because it is hard to get parking space at DownTown). Once we reached at DownTown we road a Toronto CITY PASS double decker bus that has drop off points to the places we planned to see.

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Tip: We booked our tour via online at “Toronto City Pass” and it can be claimed in any place affiliated to City Pass. Perks of It we don’t have to stay in line to buy tickets. Our tour comprises of:

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    • Toronto Zoo– You get to see all types of animals (First time seeing a giraffe, zebra, cheetah, hippo, kangaroo etc.), the place is huge (lot’s of walking) and our favorite is the Giant Panda Experience.I love pandas so much and when I researched about Toronto Zoo that they have pandas (addition to the Pandas they have are the first set of twin pandas in Canada), It is a MUST.
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Toronto Zoo- Giant Panda Experience

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  • The legendary and iconic, CN Tower which is 1815. 4 feet – tallest tower in Canada. 
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CN Tower

 

Tip: Come early! In the afternoon you’ll endure the long line because we came like after lunch and spent like less than an hour waiting then when we were on top since we were just like there for like 30 minutes or so just take selfies and pictures. Don’t forget to take a picture of the famous glass floor.

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  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – just beside CN Tower

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It so awesome and finally I got to see SHARKS IRL!

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  • Casa Loma
  • Royal Ontario Museum – You’ll spot a poster of the famous and oldest tattoo artist in the Philippines #PinoyPride (They say she’s a distant relative of ours because she is a DULAY)
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Royal Ontario Museum
  • Boat ride to see the Toronto Skyline <3

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Tip: Wear sunblock and bring a hat

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A car ride to Niagara from Toronto would take less than 2 hours, ofcourse don’t forget to visit the Majestic Niagara Falls. I don’t know it was somehow magical for me to see the falls. At night the falls turn into color and scheduled fire works display at night (M-W-F-S, I think).

To be up-close the falls try the “MAID OF THE MIST” boat ride, it is a MUST. At the Other side of the falls, you can see America.

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Tip: Plastic raincoats will be provided and wear SLIPPERS (Get ready to be wet). You can bring a small bag too and take care of your phones and cameras.

My dad used his waterproof Samsung phone. I don’t want to risk my Iphone since I’ve got a record of getting my phone wet in the swimming pool like 2 times. I got out my mirrorless camera when we were like a bit far from the falls- the aftermath.

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While at Niagara, we stayed at the TRAVEL LODGE (like an apartment type with a actual kitchen) beside Sheraton Hotel along Clifton Hill- there are so many places to see and everything was walking distance like the Hard Rock café, Hershey’s chocolate factory, Hollywood Planet, The Ferris wheel and Fun Houses.

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Hershey’s Chocolate Factory

 

9. Events

Since I love attending events and concerts, wished I did some research before coming like I didn’t know Beyonce performed at Rogers stadium days before we toured at Downtown. The tour guide just announced that trivia while we passed by Roger’s stadium.

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Just in time for Canada day, DNCE had a performance- wished I knew but we had to go visit Muskoka that day- Muskoka is so pretty, recommended for those who love nature and love to go camping( which I notice the locals like to do during summer).

Night life: Unfortunately I’ve grown into that- I’m more of a chill type now. It was kinda my bucketlist to check Drake’s restaurant- which I heard on TMZ (maybe next time). I tried entering a casino with the adults, I was hold because I don’t look older than 18 years old- Good thing I brought my PRC ID.  

Trivia: They have a scanner/machine that checks if the ID is legit and they have a manual of all acceptable IDs in the world.

BOYS?: “Mga teh, maraming gwapo huwag po kayo mag-alala” HAHA  

10. Bathroom Situation.

They don’t have TABO or hose/bidet haha, that’s why Canada will never run out of tissue in their bathrooms. Remember to always wash your hands.

11. Canadians

The Canadians are so kind, honest, approachable and courteous (They greet you with a smile and they say “sorry”/”excuse me”).

 

Definitely coming back, maybe visit the other side of Canada, perhaps 🙂 Thank you to everyone for the Canadian Hospitality!

 

2GO on the go!

2GO launches the newest assition to its fleet of luxurious and modern sea vessels the M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Manila-Bacolod-IloIlo-Cagayan De Oro route every Thursday at 9PM)- the aim is to promote local tourism and strengthening the economy. This 16, 622 ton and 160 meter long fleet would be able to reach destinations in the ports of Manila, Bacolod, Iloilo and Cagayan De Oro. Able to accomodate 1, 856 passengers and 200 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) Cargo.

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2GO aim is to showcase Filipino tourism to locals and foreigners, at the same time raise the bar in domestic travel by providing comfort and that cruise-like experience, mostly SAFETY.

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The M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus, consist of 6 suite rooms, 12 state roonms, 21 business class and 34 tourist accommodations. With a spacious first-class var and restaurant, 24- hour convenient stor, gift shop, spa and salon, areas for karaoke and other forms of entertainment. People could also go for stargazing over at the ship’s deck. There is also a clinic and chapel.

Well I was supposed to take part of the blogger tour of the vessel, unfortunately I had duty but I was able to visit the port because that were we drop off our help, she is from Cagayan and she prefers to travel to her hometown by sea. Well according to her the ship was nice, a lot of things to keep yourself entertained, just to kill time for the long hours. Her last trip, she had a complementary free breakfast and she mentioned that they really give priority to Senior Citizens. And I am impressed with the newly renovated terminal.

2GO travel offers a wide range of hotel accomodations, tours and events, packages, entertainment options and amenities. For morevinformation and updates visit 2G0 travel services or visit their website www.2GO.com.ph

AMAZING RACE RUNS INTO THE DIGITAL AGE ON ITS 28TH EDITION

All star digital influenc(ers) cast for this season for Amazing race!, A show for the millennial adrenaline junkie and wanderlust.

The 11 new teams of social media influencers who will embark on the journey of a lifetime on the 28th season of THE AMAZING RACE which premieres Friday, Feb. 12 on the CBS Television Network. Top Row, L-R: Kurt and Brodie, Darius and Cameron; Second Row, L-R: Matt and Dana, Korey and Tyler, Hagan and Marty, Scott and Blair; Third Row, L-R: Sheri, Erin and Joslyn, Host Phil Keoghan, Zach and Rachel, Burnie and Ashley; Bottom Row, L-R: Cole, Jessica and Brittany Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The 11 new teams of social media influencers who will embark on the journey of a lifetime on the 28th season of THE AMAZING RACE which premieres Friday, Feb. 12 on the CBS Television Network. Top Row, L-R: Kurt and Brodie, Darius and Cameron; Second Row, L-R: Matt and Dana, Korey and Tyler, Hagan and Marty, Scott and Blair; Third Row, L-R: Sheri, Erin and Joslyn, Host Phil Keoghan, Zach and Rachel, Burnie and Ashley; Bottom Row, L-R: Cole, Jessica and Brittany Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In one of its wisest moves yet, Amazing Race 28 stays relevant to its audience by featuring 11 teams of YouTube, Vine and Instagram stars in pursuit of the $1 million pot.

See your favourite online celebrities cross over to traditional “boob tube” as they begin the race from the symbolic spot of Monumento ala Revolucion in Mexico City and travel around the world.

The 28th installment of this iconic reality show franchise began filming last November 15, 2015, with host Phil Koeghan live streaming a blow by blow account of what was happening (in true digital age style).

Known to be one of the pioneers of the revolutionary reality show genre, Amazing Race has won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program more than any of its competition in that category.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

The cast is composed of Internet celebrities and their relatives or friends. Including:

  • YouTubers and friendsTyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl
  • Dating YouTubers andRooster Teeth hosts Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins
  • YouTubers,Clevver hosts and best friends Erin White Robinson and Joslyn Davis
  • Vine personality Cole LaBrant and mother Sheri LaBrant
  • Vine personalityZach King and wife Rachel King
  • Engaged YouTubers and choreographers Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina
  • Instagram models and friends Jessica Versteeg andMiss Florida USA Brittany Oldehoff
  • Viral video star Marty Cobb and daughter Hagan Parkman
  • YouTuberBlair Fowler and father Scott Fowler
  • Vine personalities and brothers Cameron Benson and Darius Benson
  • YouTuber and professional frisbee playerBrodie Smith and teammate Kurt Gibson

The Amazing Race 28 premieres February 13, Saturday at 7:55pm (within 12 hours of the US broadcast).

 AXN is seen on Cable Link Channel 38, Cignal Digital TV Channel 61, Global Destiny Cable Channel 61, Dream Channel 20, Gsat Channel 12, SKYCable Channel 49.

About AXN

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, and all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From The Blacklist and Quantico, to The Voice and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action.

 

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 85 million households across 20 territories.

 

AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates leading channels including Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM.

www.AXN-Asia.com

SHOP N’ FLY TO THE HAPPIEST PLACE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, HONG KONG DISNEYLAND !

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(C) Hong Kong Disney Land

To SM goers, grab the chance to win 3-day-2night hotel accommodation at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and 2-day Hong Kong Disneyland park tickets — all for an entire family of four (4) persons. Isn’t that amazing? The so called “happiest place” on earth.

From February 12 to March 13, SM will be giving 30 lucky SM patrons a unique and memorable Disney experience joining Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other Disney friends for Hong Kong Disneyland 10th anniversary celebration!

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(C) Hong Kong Disney Land
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(C) Hong Kong Disney Land

Shoppers are invited to visit SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM Seaside City Cebu beginning February 4 to get a glimpse of the resort’s magical 10th anniversary celebration. Patrons are welcomed to shop at any SM Mall to get a chance at winning a holiday trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, creating magical and memorable moments for their family. Winners will receive round-trip airfare (economy class), 3-day-2night hotel accommodation at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and 2-day Hong Kong Disneyland park tickets — all for an entire family of four (4) persons.

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(C) Alice Mate
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(c) Alice Mate

“For over 30 years, SM has been known to be the Filipino’s home away from home—a close escape and quick getaway for the Filipino to create unforgettable bonding memories with the family,” Says Edgar Tejerero, President of SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. “To enlarge the families’ notion of true cherished moments, SM joined forces with the world’s most iconic family brand: The Walt Disney Company.  Further to the partnership with Disney, this year, SM broadens the Filipino’s label of family bonding by working closely with the most magical place on earth to bring together an experience families will never forget.”

“Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is honored to join SM to create countless magical moments for all the Filipino guests. As we celebrate the park’s 10th anniversary this year, we cannot wait to introduce our latest shows and attractions to the Philippines, which is one of our key markets in South East Asia. We invite all Filipino guests to drop by designated SM Malls for a sneak peak of the year-long Happily Ever After celebrations,” said Frederick Chan, Director, Marketing, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

At the above mentioned SM Malls, guests will be able to get a glimpse of the brand new offerings of Hong Kong Disneyland 10th anniversary celebration. The headline act is the all-new Broadway-style live show ‘Mickey and the Wondrous Book’ which brings to life seven of the greatest Disney stories of all time through the magical journey of Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Olaf. At the enchanting Fairy Tale Forest – Presented by PANDORA, the music-box scenes comes to life and recreates the miniature iconic scenes of the most cherished Disney Princess stories. As night falls, the “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks show with all new projection shining ever more brilliantly on the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Guests could also get to know the wide array of sumptuous, anniversary themed food and beverage offerings in addition to the exciting range of more than 200 new gift assortments to bring home! This spectacular line-up will surely add a new dimension to the 100 magical shows and attractions available at the park.

“We hope SM’s shoppers will enjoy exploring the glimpse of Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10th anniversary celebration. We have extended a red carpet, and are ready to celebrate this momentous year with all Filipino guests and their families!” Chan added.

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(C) Hong Kong Disney Land

Every PHP 1,000 single receipt purchase at any SM mall tenant from February 12 to March 13, 2016 will entitle consumers to one (1) raffle coupon and a chance to experience the magic of well-loved Hong Kong Disneyland attractions and its latest anniversary offerings. Any Disney merchandise worth PHP 500 and purchased at an SM mall entitles the customer to one (1) raffle coupon as well. ePLUS card members will automatically receive two (2) raffle stubs with every minimum purchase of PHP 1,000. The 30 lucky winners will be drawn in March 2016.

Treat your family to a summer with Mickey and the gang for free! Shop at SM now to win an unforgettable, magical trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. For further information, like /smsupermalls and /ePLUStaptopay on facebook.

For more information about Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, please visit

Hongkongdisneyland.com/10th or www.facebook.com/disneyland.hk/

 

2GO Travel, MMPI Launch New Travel Show, Tr!pinas on GMA News TV

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We know Solenn Heusaff as the adventurous “It Girl”, well you could see it on the her instagram page and the places she’s been too (ENVY!), For me She’s the best choice for Tripinas or a travel show because of her outgoing personality. As she said at the presscon, she loves to travel and she really want to brag what the Philippines can offer and having the show would be a great boost for the Philippine tourism. Stephen Tagud will be hosting with Solenn and he is stoked to show us the never seen before place in the philippines, the best foodtrips and the best selfie spots in the country.

Solenn and Stephen  make a good combination or team up to be hosting tripinas because both of them are adventurous, outgoing and willing to take risks. They both show love for the country, truly proud of their pinoy roots. Can’t wait to tune in to their show and check out great travel spots here in the Philippines. I for one would love to travel alone and be able to start a travel blog next year -hopefully!

Catch them at Tripinas on GMA NEWSTV, Airing on September 5th, Every Saturday at 11am  🙂

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“Loving the islands, feeling the fun; these are the islands of our dreams… Philippines…”

So says the chorus of the theme song to the latest travel show to hit Philippine television, tr!pinas.

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The show is the brainchild of 2GO Travel Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Tagud and Marnie Manicad, Executive Producer and Director of Marnie Manicad Productions International (MMPI).

Mr. Tagud says “The idea came about when we wanted to feature different destinations in the Philippines, especially little-known locations easily overshadowed by Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu. It came up in a conversation with Director Marnie Manicad, and now, we’re finally launching tr!pinas.”

Ms. Manicad on the other hand says, “This show is a synergy of our strengths and expertise. Stephen being an expert on the travel industry, and myself on TV production.”

tr!pinas, a weekly travel show, will premier on September 5, Saturday, at 11am on GMA News TV. As the name suggests, each episode features a trip around the Philippines, with a specific focus on overlooked but equally beautiful locations, such as Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor, the setting of the pilot episode.

Joining Stephen on his adventures is Solenn Heussaff, the multi-faceted artist, model, fashion designer, and painter.

Both Stephen and Solenn, who are music lovers themselves, sang the theme song for tr!pinas.

Solenn says, “This was an opportunity not just to travel around the Philippines, but to show Filipinos and the rest of the world how much more beautiful this country is – it’s really the island of our dreams. And to sing the theme song alongside my co-host? What a treat!”

The show is brought to life by 2GO Travel in partnership with MMPI.

2GO Travel Logo  TRIPINAS LOGO

 

2GO Travel is the country’s largest and premier land/sea travel providers in the Philippines. Seamlessly bridging people whenever, wherever, 2GO Travel was born out of established brands such as Negros Navigation, Superferry, Cebu Ferries, and Supercat. Leveraging on the 2GO Group network, 2GO Travel offers corporate and leisure travel, package tours, and special events, as well as maritime and hotel and food services training. With tr!pinas, it aims to redefine travel by showcasing the hidden gems in the Philippines.

My ultimate fitspiration and host, Solenn Heussaff
My ultimate fitspiration and host, Solenn Heussaff
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Stephen Tagud, HOST

On the other hand, MMPI is a Philippine-based production company with internationally released productions, among them, the Emmy-nominated series “INSIDE” by the National Geographic Channel (NGC). It is the team behind the globally released Inside: Malacañang, a full-length documentary on the Philippine presidential palace, its “secrets,” the presidential food taster/tester, and the very secretive Presidential Security Group. In 2013, MMPI produced Asian Innovations: Knoxout, a 15-minute documentary as part of the NGC series “InnovAsians.” In the same year, MMPI, in partnership with GMA Films and Portfolio Films International, released the film Dance of the Steel Bars, which starred Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin, and GMA Network’s primetime king Dingdong Dantes. It featured the lives of Cebu’s dancing inmates.

MMPI’s current shows on GMA News TV’s Saturday morning block are: Turbo Zone (www.turbo-zone.com), the leading motoring show in the Philippines; Home Base (www.homebase.com.ph); the no. 1 property, development, home, architecture, design and lifestyle show in the country, and Weddings TV (www.weddingstv.com.ph), the first wedding magazine TV show, showcasing the best in the weddings industry.

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Popped Culture MAIS CON YELO FLAVOR :)
Popped Culture MAIS CON YELO FLAVOR 🙂

For more information, like trip!nas and 2GO Travel on Facebook, and follow @tripinastv and @2go_travel on Twitter and Instagram.

DUBAI

Since this is my first post, I want to post something to share that is unforgettable and memorable to me this summer. Not to brag, my favorite holiday is my birthday, yes a day all about me. My mother thought me “LOVE YOURSELF FIRST" since I’m still young.

Now the big 21, I have to change my perspective into utterly mature thinking since I have graduated with a nursing degree and I have to deal with two words REALITY and EMPLOYMENT.

I asked my parents If we could have a family vacation outside Oman,( born & raised, pure blood Filipino), since it has been ages we’ve travelled as a family, I requested to go to Dubai on my birthday week. 

We travelled just an average Filipino family, and arrived to Dubai around 9 AM. We took a cab and headed to DUBAI MALL, dayum this baby is freaking huge. You could get a map from the concierge, you really need it and it really comes in handy 

ookin’ just got off the plane fresh.

Metered Taxi. Gnarley buildings! 

Mandatory posing before entering the mall. LOL.

Dubai Aquarium, my sisters were already hungry so we weren’t able to go inside. You could take pictures from the outside and see different colored "fishies” and I was amazed by the sharks and different weird looking stingrays or manta rays.

Breathtaking waterfalls.

Here are more pics of us strollin’ around Dubai Mall

THE VILLAGE:

More Photos, next post. 

CHIAO! 🙂